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New Jersey History Conference

Save the date for the New Jersey History Conference on December 3, 2024 at Rutgers – New Brunswick.

This year’s theme, Imperfectly Civil: History of Politics & Civics in New Jersey, will examine issues such as the history of political participation, freedom of the press, and voting rights in New Jersey in addition to exploring how historians and history organizations can support democracy today.

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  • RevolutionNJ’s New History Pinned Program

    RevolutionNJ invites you to explore New Jersey’s past this summer through the History Pinned program.

  • New Jersey Historical Commission Awards Ceremony: March 5, 2024

    We invite you to join us for our Awards Ceremony on March 5, 2024 honoring the recipients of the Historical Commission’s 2023 awards and prizes.

  • In Memoriam: Maureen Ogden

    The members and staff of the New Jersey Historical Commission are deeply saddened at the passing of Maureen Ogden. Please read this memorial post to learn more.

  • Inclusive History Grant Program

    The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is pleased to introduce a new grant program focused on supporting research and interpretative planning at public history and cultural sites in New Jersey. The form to submit a Declaration of Intent (DOI) will go live on July 18. 2022.

  • In Memoriam: Richard Waldron

    The members and staff of the New Jersey Historical Commission are deeply saddened at the passing of Richard Waldron. Please read this memorial post to learn more.

  • COVID-19 Impact Survey IV

    Please take our fourth COVID-19 Impact Survey! The survey seeks to gather data about the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on NJ’s history field as we collectively transition into a world of working with the virus. Your participation will help inform future avenues for support and development. Survey takers will receive a 15% discount on registration for the 2022 New Jersey History Conference (offer available for individual tickets only).

  • New Jersey Social Studies Survey Results

    The NJHC is thrilled to release the results of a survey on New Jersey social studies education in K-12 schools. View the results and learn more by visiting

  • What is Labor Day to Me? Reflections on My Trip to the American Labor Museum

    Join NJHC Program Coordinator Mar Lorenc for a reflection on Labor Day 2021 inspired by a recent visit to the America Labor Museum in Haledon, NJ.

  • COVID-19 Resources for Museums and Cultural Organizations

    We have compiled a list of resources for museums and cultural organizations grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak to be updated periodically.

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